Civility reigned as the Susquehanna River Basin Commission (SRBC) held a public hearing in Harrisburg, PA, on Thursday to accept comments on 26 pending water withdrawal permits, most of which were submitted by operators in the Marcellus Shale.
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Several flat to modestly higher numbers were tucked into the cash market here and there Monday, but softening still reigned at a substantial majority of points. Mild to above normal temperatures were due to continue Tuesday in most of the South, Midwest and lower West, but the Northeast and Pacific Northwest could expect to feel early-spring chills.
Flat numbers reigned across much of the market Tuesday, as a majority of points stayed within about a nickel up or down from unchanged. The gains tended to outweigh the losses, however, and most of the larger upticks occurred in the Rockies. Not coincidentally, the West remained the only market area experiencing severe summer heat.
Though chilly temperatures reigned that day along the northern tier of states and in Eastern Canada, prices softened at nearly all points Thursday on expectations of weather moderation and the demand slump of a holiday-lengthened weekend. Flat to mildly higher numbers in the Rockies compared with drops elsewhere that ranged from barely lower to down more than half a dollar in the Northeast.